AW109 Trekker

AW109 Trekker

RUGGED AND RELIABLE

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-tonne class; ideally suited to training, utility and aerial work operations which require best-in-class lifting capability, alongside superior range and performance.

 

The aircraft features a large, rapidly reconfigurable modular interior multi-role versatility, rugged, skid landing gear and cocoon-type high strength airframe and crash resistance systems for optimised safety. The AW109 Trekker features Category A Class 1 performance with no payload reduction up to ISA+20 (35°C @ SL) in Cat. A VTOL for safe O.E.I flight.

Leading Features

MTOW: 3,175 kg

Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C (Take-Off: 2 x 735 shp)

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 6 or 7 passengers

Technical Data

Weight

MTOW (Internal / External)

3,175 / 3,402

kg

7,000 / 7,500

lb

Engine Rating (2 x Pratt&Whitney Canada PW207C)

Power Rating – AEO Take Off

2 x 548

kW

2 x 735

shp

Fuel Capacity

3-cell fuel system

575

l

152

USgal

4-cell fuel system

669

l

177

USgal

5-cell fuel system

805

l

213

USgal

Crew

Pilots / Passengers

1 or 2 pilots with 7 or 6 passengers

 

1 or 2 pilots with 1 stretcher and 3/4 medical attendants

 

1 or 2 pilots with 2 stretcher and 2 medical attendants

Performance (ISA, 3000 kg / 6614 lb)

VNE (SL)

311

km/h

168

kts

Hover IGE

4,750

m

15,600

ft

Hover OGE

3,050

m

10,000

ft

Rate of Climb (AEO)

8.5

m/s

1,670

ft/min

Service Ceiling (AEO)

4,938

m

16,200

ft

 

 

 

 

 

VTOL CAT. A

853

m

2,800

ft

Max Range

824

km

445

nm

Max endurance

4 h 20 min

Equipment

  • 177 or 213 USgal crash-resistant fuel system
  • Dual controls
  • Rotor brake
  • Reinforced windshields
  • Pilot/ co-pilot windshield wipers with wiper switch on cyclic grip
  • Sliding window on crew and passengers doors
  • Cargo hook (1400 kg)
  • Dual cargo hook (1400 kg / 500 kg)
  • Rappelling hooks (2 LH + 2 RH)
  • External hoist (204 or 272 kg / 450 or 600 lb)
  • External loudspeakers
  • Retractable and rotating landing light
  • Searchlight
  • Helicopter Emergency Egress Lighting System (HEELS)
  • High-intensity strobe lights
  • Engine compartment fire extinguishers
  • Airframe hourmeter
  • Pulsed chip detectors
  • Engine air particle separator
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • Emergency floats
  • Life rafts
  • Wire strike protection system
  • Snow skis / slump protection pads
  • Baggage compartment extension (2.3 m)
  • Main rotor blades high visibility painting
  • Customised painting scheme with metallic colours

Avionics

State-of-the-art Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit

  • Ergonomic and low workload cockpit layout
  • Two large format 6” x 8” EFIS displays providing Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) information
  • Integrated 3D Synthetic Vision with Highway-In-The-Sky (HITS) navigation
  • Integrated Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System (HTAWS) with worldwide terrain and obstacle database
  • Fully capable moving map
  • Dual VHF / AM, dual VOR, GPS, ESIS
  • Mode S transponder with ADS-B out capability
  • Integrated TCAS I capability
  • Co-pilot 6” x 8” Primary Flight Display available

Interiors

  • Utility Interior
  • EMS (Emergency Medical Service) interior (1 or 2 stretchers)
  • Offshore/ Pax transport interior (6 forward looking places)
  • HPS (Harbour Pilot Shuttle) interior
  • Air conditioning

All crash-resistant seats (pilots and passengers)

 

 

CIVIL-COMMERCIAL USE

 

EMS and Rescue Services

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-ton class equipped with skid landing gear, ideally suited to EMS/SAR and parapublic applications.


LEADING FEATURES

  • 1 stretcher + 3/4 medical attendants or 2 stretchers + 2 medical attendants
  • Comprehensive range of mission equipment including: cargo hook, external rescue hoist, cable cutter, searchlight, external loudspeaker
  • Excellent performance, controllability and manoeuvrability, combined with inherent safety and robustness, ensure capability and mission readiness
  • State-of-the-art glass cockpit

Police and Security

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-ton class equipped with skid landing gear, ideal for patrol, surveillance, parapublic and police operations.


LEADING FEATURES

  • Flexible cabin layout is rapidly reconfigurable to mission requirements, with wide doors for exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping and internal weapon mount for special forces operations
  • Comprehensive range of mission equipment including: cargo hook, external rescue hoist, cable cutter, searchlight, external loudspeaker
  • Full Cat. A / Class 1 performance also in hot environments (up to ISA+20°C)
  • State-of-the-art glass cockpit

Oil and Gas

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-ton class equipped with skid landing gear.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • The flexible cabin layout is rapidly reconfigurable to mission requirements
  • Full Cat. A / Class 1 performance also in hot environments (up to ISA+20°C)
  • The highest productivity among twin turbine helicopters with best-in-class payload and performance
  • Superior range and endurance
  • State-of-the-art glass cockpit

Utility

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-ton class equipped with skid landing gear, developed to provide the maximum capability for utility and aerial operations.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • The flexible cabin layout is rapidly reconfigurable to mission requirements
  • Comprehensive range of mission equipment including: cargo hook, external rescue hoist, cable cutter, searchlight, external loudspeaker
  • Excellent performance, controllability and manoeuvrability, combined with inherent safety and robustness, ensure capability and mission readiness
  • State-of-the-art glass cockpit

Training

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light twin-engine helicopter in the 3-ton class equipped with skid-type landing gear, particularly suited to pilots training operations.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • A unique feature of the AW109 Trekker is the centrally-located observer seat, providing an unrivalled view of the cockpit for additional learning and training opportunities
  • An ergonomic glass-cockpit integrates Flight Management System (FMS), Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) functions to reduce crew workload, maximising safety in single and dual pilot operations
  • Excellent performance, controllability and manoeuvrability, combined with inherent safety and robustness ensure capability and mission readiness

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

Search and Rescue

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter in the 3 tonne-class, equipped with skid landing gear.

 

AW109 Trekker provides Search and Rescue (SAR) organisations with a high speed, high performance, twin-engine helicopter with leading-edge mission equipment to ensure mission success.

 

High power margins provide excellent performance, ensuring safe operations in the most demanding environments.


LEADING FEATURES

  • More than 140 knots cruise speed, providing rapid response
  • Excellent performance, including “CAT. A” up to maximum take-off weight , excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability enable operations in confined areas
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Highway In The Sky (HITS) depiction, Moving Map and embedded Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS) enhance safety
  • Versatile, high volume cabin, with space for 4 medical attendants and a single stretcher or 2 attendants in dual stretcher configuration, with access to the whole patient body
  • Wide range of SAR mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Large sliding doors allow for swift, easy loading and unloading of personnel

Law Enforcement and Security

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter in the 3 tonne-class, equipped with skid landing gear.

 

AW109 Trekker provides law enforcement and security agencies with a high speed, high productivity helicopter with inherent mission flexibility.  Outstanding multi-role flexibility, high performance and leading-edge mission equipment maximise operational success.

 

High power margins provide excellent performance, ensuring safe operations in the most demanding environments.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • High performance, including “CAT. A” up to maximum take-off weight , excellent flying qualities, high controllability and manoeuvrability enable operations in confined areas
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Highway In The Sky (HITS) depiction, Moving Map and embedded Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS) enhance safety
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Rapidly reconfigurable cabin with space for mission consoles and /or installation of stretcher(s) provides operational flexibility; wide doors provide exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping; internal weapon mount
  • External noise signature well below the ICAO defined limits enables covert operations

Land

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter in the 3 tonne-class, equipped with skid landing gear.

 

he AW109 Trekker provides military operators with outstanding mission flexibility to conduct utility support, armed reconnaissance and close air support.

 

High performance, high speed and excellent situational awareness maximise operational success. Operators benefit from high productivity, controllability and manoeuvrability, excellent flying qualities, robustness and inherent safety.


LEADING FEATURES

  • Hot & High performance (Full Cat. A / Class 1 performance up to ISA+20°C) provided by Pratt & Whitney engines controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system
  • Single / dual-pilot VFR / IFR low workload integrated glass cockpit with advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximises mission effectiveness
  • Synthetic Vision System (SVS), Highway In The Sky (HITS) depiction, Moving Map and embedded Helicopter Terrain Avoidance Warning System (HTAWS) enhance safety
  • Flexible cabin layout is rapidly reconfigurable to mission requirements, with wide doors for exceptional accessibility and rappelling, fast roping and internal weapon mount
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook

Training

The AW109 Trekker is the newest light, twin-engine, multi-purpose helicopter in the 3 tonne-class, equipped with skid landing gear. The platform provides an ideal training platform for crews preparing to progress to larger, more sophisticated helicopters.

 

Excellent handling characteristics and a modern glass cockpit provide ab-initio and advanced training capability. Operators benefit from unmatched speed, high power margins, long range and endurance, excellent visibility and low direct operating costs.

 
LEADING FEATURES

  • Ergonomic glass-cockpit integrates Flight Management System (FMS), Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) functions to maximise safety
  • Excellent performance, controllability and manoeuvrability, combined with inherent safety and robustness
  • Ideally suited for all phases of training; from ab-initio to advanced flying
  • Centrally-located observer seat in cabin provides a unique unrivalled view of the cockpit for additional student learning and training opportunities


 

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